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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Crafts

It's been cold here for way too long and we've been trapped inside. So as we patiently (yeah right) wait for Spring to creep in we have been busy doing lots of crafts around here. I thought I would share a couple of things we have done.

Of course you can't go wrong with good ole tissue paper and glue.

Can we just take a minute and look at that belly.
HA, look at that thing...how cute!
Seriously, the girl wakes up without it then eats a few pancakes and BAM there it is.
I love that belly.

Anyway, we painted and stuck and painted and stuck and then did it some more. After that we cleaned up a big sticky glue mess, and when they were dry we cute them into hearts that now are hanging on our cupboards.

I found this one by googling 'Kids Valentine's Crafts'
First I made the branches out of some rope twiney stuff.
Glued it down and let it sit over night.

Then we traced and cut out a whole bunch of little hearts.

Then Alexa glued the hearts to the tree.

And voila...a heart tree. Alexa wanted to put names of some of the people she loved on her hearts. How sweet is that!?

And then there's just plain painting, which I honestly think was Alexa's favorite thing out of all them. We were going to try to do some heart hand prints that I also found online but we never got around to it.


We have one festive house over here, good thing we love Valentine's Day!!

Anybody else do any fun Valentine's stuff?
Let me know....it's snowing right now so it looks like we will still have time to make more. :)

24 comments:

Bethany said...

We haven't done any this year, but last year we did potato stamping. That is a lot of messy fun. ;)

Kathryn said...

how fun is that! so cute!

Stephanie said...

love it!
I need to do some valentines crafts with my bunch,

Pennie said...

Our SAMmy's group is going to make heart ornaments next week - I got the instructions from the Family Fun website - great resource! I'll have to post them when I get them all done. :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

Those are great crafts! The tissue one looks like something both Caleb & Justin could do!
Argh...darn snow and cold!

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I really like the tissue paper/glue art. That looks like something my boys would really get into. Really.

Jen said...

what an awesome Mom you are! How fun, and what a great way to spend this cold day. I love the projects! great job!

Lourie said...

So cute and so easy! I just might be willing to do that one with my kids.

Cop Mama said...

Love the heart tree! How sweet is it that Alexa wanted to put names on the hearts.

How did you make the photo collage? Way cute!

Stephanie said...

At first I saw that belly and I thought okay what are you not telling me :) Surely I haven't been gone that long! LOL

So cute though-it reminds me of Allie's belly. I love it!!!!!

Love your crafts-I need to find the patience to do that with my kiddos!

He & Me + 3 said...

What cute ideas. I love the little heart tree. So sweet. they both look so proud.

Sonya said...

I love the heart tree!!

And her belly first got my eye, baby bellies are so cute. :) (i was going to say big girl bellies because i know she is a big girl but then I thought that sounded weird)

Katrina said...

So cute!! I love these ideas!

I'm having a play group at my house next week and we're going to make Valentine wreaths. Cut out the middle of a paper plate and glue hearts all around it.

Uncle Phill said...

Awwww! We love you too, Alexa!

denise said...

wow these are great! i'm hosting a valentines creating themed co-op preschool tomorrow and will have to try and use some of these ideas (if i can gather the supplies in time)...thanks!

Tina Fisher said...

Very Cute! I think I need to get on that! The first one would be up our alley.

AND

I love the belly!

dan and rachel said...

great idea laura! i love them! the tree is AWESOME!!! thank you for sharing!

Gramma said...

I LOVE how she has Jesus on her LOVE tree!!!
Looks like so much fun....Good Job!!!

mrs. b. said...

honestly, dear, you are the coolest mama around! the crafts are *so* super cute, i think we may just have to do something similar! thanks for the ideas! ps. miss you guys!

Team Carter Jay said...

That looks like so much fun!

Kate said...

I love these crafts!

denise said...

i know i already commented but you inspired me and i hosted a valentine's themed preschool with ideas i got online if you want more ideas...

♥Kim said...

OMG these are too precious! I think I'm just going to do the Walmart card thing this year. But last year I made some cute heart picture frames of my lil wee man! ;)

Just Jenn said...

Love the crafts! we are a little behind this year... (mommy is distracted!) ;) Must make those love trees! First stop on your blog... I think I will stick around and follow! ;)
Just Jenn~ www.seizingmyday.com